The Hidden Gems of San Sebastian’s Old Town – a short adventure


This short city discovery game takes you exploring the cosy streets of San Sebastian’s Old Town (parte vieja). You’ll solve 9 cryptic clues and discover the city’s nicest squares, beautiful parks and curious statues. Along the way you’ll unlock stories and recommendations for the best pintxos bars.

This game is played via our web app, meaning it works in any smartphone’s browser, and you don’t have to download anything. All you need to do is open the link you’ll receive via email after making your payment. Do make sure to check your spam/promotions folder, just in case!

This adventure typically takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. The price is 18.00 euros per team of 2-5 people.

You can play one trail per user at a time. Only one player per team, the team captain, should be submitting the answers. If you run out of battery, just share your playing link with one of your teammates so they can pick up where you left off.

Note that this game is a shorter version of The Secrets of San Sebastian, so if you have more time and want to play longer – and discover more, book it here.


How Does It Work?

  • Start location & playing times: This urban adventure starts in front of Donostia Kultura (the concert hall) on De Okendo Plaza. This game can be played any time of the day, 7 days a week.
  • Playing the game: To start playing, open the link you received after purchase. It will open the web app in your phone’s browser. Then simply tap the Play button to start solving your first clue. Keep in mind that as soon as you hit Play, the clock starts ticking.
  • Solving the riddles: Solve the 9 riddles by typing the answers in the text box and tapping the tick button to submit your answer.
  • Hints: If you need a little help, ask for a hint. Hints will get you nearer the location where you can find the answer to your clue. Note there’s only one hint per clue. Each hint you ask for will add 10 minutes of ‘penalty time’ to your overall time.
  • Skipping: In case you’d like to skip a clue without solving it, tap Skip this clue. We recommended always asking for a hint before skipping to make sure you’re in the right location to continue from. Skipping a clue adds 20 minutes ‘penalty time’ to your overall time.
  • End location: This game ends in the Old Town near some lovely spots for pintxos (tapas).

And just so you know,

  • You (the team captain) can always close and reopen your unique link in your phone’s browser – and you can continue playing where you left off until one week after starting the game (handy in case it starts raining!).
  • While most teams take between 45 minutes to 1 hour of walking to play this trail around San Sebastian’s parte vieja, there is no time limit on completing this route, so take you time and enjoy your discoveries.


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